Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 8 April 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We discuss the current state of transmission in the US and worldwide, some of the modelling that we commonly hear about that predicts when the peak number of cases will occur in different communities, and masking recommendations [...]

By |2020-04-08T18:43:56+00:00April 8, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 1 April 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We discuss continuing recommendations for social distancing, expected severity of disease in children, homeopathic remedies for prevention or treatment, possible co-infections with COVID-19, possible transmission by groceries or [...]

By |2020-04-02T03:57:02+00:00April 2, 2020|Uncategorized|

Addressing School Struggles

It is not uncommon for children to struggle with school.  This could occur with one particular subject or school in general.  There are many possible reasons for children to have trouble learning.  In this episode, we discuss when parents need to be concerned about their children’s academic progress, how to get the bes [...]

By |2020-03-30T14:00:10+00:00March 30, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 24 March 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We discuss the availability of diagnostic testing, recommendations for who should get tested, the "doubling time" and how that relates to surges in cases, appropriate products for handwashing including soaps and hand gels, how to [...]

By |2020-03-25T12:42:29+00:00March 25, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 18 March 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena and Dr. Dean talk about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We discuss the dramatic public health responses to community transmission now ongoing in the US and much of the world.  Why is "flattening the curve" so important?  What are the risks to pregnant women and their offspring?  And w [...]

By |2020-03-19T04:26:32+00:00March 19, 2020|Uncategorized|

Hard Times–Constipation in Children

Constipation is extremely common in children. In fact, it is one of the top 10 concerns brought up in the pediatric office. In this episode, we talk to pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Daphne Say about constipation. We discuss at what ages constipation usually develops, how to prevent constipation and some of the lifes [...]

By |2020-03-16T14:42:44+00:00March 16, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 11 March 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena interviews Dr. Dean about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.  We discuss the latest on worldwide and US cases, community transmission now ongoing in the US, availability of testing for infection, who is at high risk for severe disease, and new recommendations for "social distancing". Not [...]

By |2020-03-11T23:29:57+00:00March 11, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 4 March 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena interviews Dr. Dean about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, that originated in China and is now being reported worldwide.  We discuss the latest on community transmission, the death rate from infection, current risk of infection for children compared to adults, and the current state of [...]

By |2020-03-04T23:39:09+00:00March 4, 2020|Uncategorized|

Artificial Sweeteners: Risky or Beneficial?

Artificial sweeteners (sugar substitutes or non-nutritive sweeteners) are in so many food products these days, and children may be exposed to them in a variety of processed foods.  Are they useful by limiting sugar consumption?  Do they result in weight loss?  Are there any health risks to using artificial sweeteners?  [...]

By |2020-03-02T14:29:14+00:00March 2, 2020|Uncategorized|

Coronavirus–Special Update Edition 26 February 2020

In this special episode, Dr. Lena interviews Dr. Dean about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, that originated in China and is now being reported worldwide.  We discuss how the infection is transmitted, who is at risk for severe disease, how to avoid infection and more. Note that the information provided was accurate at [...]

By |2020-03-02T20:17:34+00:00February 27, 2020|Uncategorized|